Best Concert Venue - 2012
We in the Twin Cities are pretty spoiled for choices when it comes to quality music venues. Even so, the Varsity Theater is one spot that shouldn't be taken for granted. Simply put, it's gorgeous. The lush decor, the result of a comprehensive remodeling a few years ago, is heavy on style and color and unique for how well it encompasses the venue's nearly 100-year history, from the red velvet curtains that line the walls to the swank, lounge-like bathrooms to the disco balls that hang overhead. When you consider that the sight lines and and the sound (always the ultimate test of a concert space) are just about faultless, there's no better place to get pampered than the Varsity.